Worried about your child’s mental health? Is your child not dealing well with a divorce, or with pressures from school? What are the signs of a child in distress? What should a parent do?
John Damon, Ph.D., Canopy Children’s Solutions CEO provides expert advice during a recent interview with Parent and Kids magazine.
Specific advice can be found at the below minute marks:
- What are ways parents can help their child normalize their mental health challenges? 1:02
- I know that there is a lot of science tied to exercise and good mental health. Can you please explain to our audience how these are connected? 1:06
- Do you think pressure to excel will transfer into anxiety? 22:08
- Can young children develop anxiety from witnessing something like their grandparents’ divorce? 25:06
- Can excessive screen time affect a child’s mental health (behavioral problems, anxiety, depression)? 27:52
- Do you recommend all children of divorce receive counseling, even if the split was amicable and kids seem well adjusted? 36:48
- What are some unique challenges that our youth are facing today? 40:24
- Is it normal for children to experience stress, anxiety or depression? 43:02
- What are the signs that a child may be struggling with anxiety or depression? 46:42
- What should you do if you notice these signs in your child? 49:57
- Do mental health challenges present themselves differently, depending on a child’s age? 52:39
- How do you know when a child needs professional help? 56:36